The soloist of the famous group Deep Purple, Ian Gillan invited the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, recognized in the love of the band, at a concert, which will take place in Moscow on November 15.
“Yes, of course, I’m his (Medvedev) was invited, but he is a very busy man, so I’m not sure that he will be able to come, but I called him, naturally. I would also like to see my friends, but very little time, I need to check in to the hotel to meet with journalists… I have a long day, so we’ll see,” said Gillan in an interview with RIA “Novosti”.
The musician said that at the concert in the Kremlin, he, together with the orchestra will perform the hits of Deep Purple and his own songs.
Group Deep Purple has repeatedly visited with concerts Russia. This summer they performed in Moscow with the anniversary concert and toured the cities of Russia.
Ian Gillan said in an interview with RIA “Novosti” with pleasure traveled through Russia. “I traveled from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, drove to Makhachkala and Armenia, in the former republics, everywhere he traveled. It was incredible – from the Caucasus to lake Baikal. I remember so many things, so many interesting things happened, I met so many cultures. It was fantastic. I’d love to do it again,” said the musician.
In Russia Deep Purple lot of fans. His love for Deep Purple was recognized representatives of the Russian government – Dmitry Medvedev and presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. So, in November 2011 who was then President Medvedev at a meeting with participants of the women’s forum told me that his musical taste for life has changed. As it turned out, while in school, Medvedev listened to all Soviet music, considering it to be “ideological” and “unfair,” and was fond of foreign bands, from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Currently, said the head of state, he listens to different music, including Russian, especially rock band.
The band Deep Purple was founded in 1968. The band has released 19 Studio albums. The current team was formed in 2001. After the first concert in Russia in the 1996 performances in the country are held regularly.